Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Top 13 Books for Travel and Adventure Lovers

Our staff highlights their top 13 favorite travel and adventure books! Proceed with caution- these books may give you severe wanderlust!

Finding Nature Through Art: Part 3

Check out our 3rd edition of our Artist Showcase where we hear from Emily about her experiences with digital art and how she uses her talent

Finding Nature Through Art: Part 2

Why I Love Backpacking by Jill Katz This poem reminds us all of the triumph and challenges of backpacking, and why it's the most incredi

Finding Nature Through Art: Part I

Nature is easily expressed through many art forms. Emma Steer, AmeriCorps Member and Wetland Tech, reflects on what her art means to her and

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